John Franco entered in the ninth to try and notch his second save in twenty-four hours, but he allowed a double to Jim Thome that brought the score to with 7-5. A single by Bobby Abreu put runners on the corners before Dan Wheeler entered to strike out Pat Burrell and end the contest.
Steve Trachsel (9-6) earned the victory.
New York (42-57) got to Kevin Millwood (10-7) early. Jeff Duncan began the game by singling up the middle and after Jose Reyes popped up, Jason Phillips was hit by a pitch and Cliff Floyd walked. Third baseman Ty Wigginton then ripped a double into left field that gave the Mets a 2-0 lead. Phillips was hit again in the second, this time with the bases loaded, to force home a run.
Roger Cedeno singled home two runs in the fourth to extend the lead to 5-0 and Jeff Duncan completed the first successful Met suicide squeeze in the fifth to add another.
The Phillies were able to score three runs in sixth to bring it within 6-4. Pat Burrell tripled into right, though it was misplayed severely by Cedeno, that drove home two runs and chased Steve Trachsel. Graeme Lloyd entered and yielded a RBI single to Nick Punto.
Steve Trachsel pitched 5 1/3 innings and allowed six hits and fours runs -- three earned -- while walking one and fanning one. Following Lloyd, Edwin Almonte and Mike Stanton combined to work two scoreless frames.
Kevin Millwood -- who came in 2-0 with a 1.79 ERA over his past four starts -- lasted just 3 2/3 innings, surrendering seven hits, five runs, and three walks while striking out five.
C-1B Phillips extended his hitting streak to a career-high ten games and he is 16-for-35 over that span... OF Timo Perez didn't play after leaving Monday's game with a strained calf... SS Rollins returned to action after being out of the starting lineup for four straight games with a strained hamstring... Mets have scored twenty-three runs in their last four runs...